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  • Narrative Essay About Wrestling

    During my junior year of high school, one of my friends who wrestled for the school talked me into joining the team. I knew nothing about the sport, but decided to join the team anyway. I bought myself wrestling shoes and headgear and went to the first wrestling practice of the season. The wrestling room reeked of sweat and was relatively small. An old maroon rubber mat covered the entire floor, just as dirt covered all the windows. I put my wrestling shoes on and started practice. Within…

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  • Why College Athletes Should Get Paid

    Colleges get millions of dollars for their sports departments, but how much do the athletes get out of it? Athletes are some of the hardest working people out there and they deserve to get paid for their work on the team. There are many reasons why athletes should get paid. They spend all the time with the sport, but some never become professionals in their sport so there was no point in their hard work. Because athletes don 't get paid some have to turn to illegal sponsoring. The biggest reason…

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  • Why Are Professional Athletes Overpaid

    How much money does a hard-working, very rewarding person such as a doctor, firefighter, someone who risks their life to fight for freedom, or even the president of the United States of America make? Only a fraction of what Cam Newton, quarterback of the Carolina Panthers, makes. Sports involves at least two competitive opponents that compete against each other for entertainment purposes. Millions of people come to watch these events every year, and even one-third of the United States watched…

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  • Athletes Should Be Paid Essay

    The amount of hate that famous people receive is absurd. People direct their anger towards these athletes just because of the large sums of money they earn for what they feel like is doing nothing. These people fail to realize how hard working people like athletes can be. Athletes struggle just like everybody else, but the difference is that the athletes are making more of a difference in the world than many other human beings. Because they serve as great role models, they are “elite” human…

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  • Professional Athletes: Are They Paid?

    Professional athletes are some of the most famous people in our country, and on top of that, they get payed a lot too. From NBA superstars like Lebron James to NFL superstars like Peyton Manning, they are idolized by many. People pay lots of money to watch them and spend lots of their time watching them as well. The question is -- are they paid and idolized too much? The answer is no, they are not. They are important to American culture, they worked extremely hard to get where they are, and they…

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  • Why Athletes Are Overpaid

    Cadin Chaplin ¾ In 2009 75% of athletes in the NFL after 2 years of retirement are bankrupt. Athletes are overpaid to play something for “fun”, even some athletes seem to be paid limitless amounts of money to play sports. Most athletes pay is more than most people who are actually important. Stanton scored 325 million dollars for only 37 home runs. Even the president's annual salary is only 400,000. People who devote their lives to try to make cures for cancer don’t even get half as much as a…

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  • College Athletes Get Paid Analysis

    Ameatur athletics at the college level of sports is a huge business. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) generates millions of revenue every year and colleges and their programs get paid. Yet, the players that are on the court or field bringing in the millions of revenue get no reward no money their way. Ameatur athletes barely can afford meals, clothing, and other possessions while professional athletes get everything and more for doing the same job. Goldman responded to this…

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  • Informative Essay On Wrestling

    Wrestling is a sport well one person battles it out with another, you can basically call wrestling a street fight with rules. If your not ready for the fight ahead then maybe you go look for a different sport. I was not physically ready for this match. I got hurt pretty bad with a concussion and it did not feel good. My painful concussion happened at Mountain View High School almost a year ago. I was wrestling this kid named Kyle Rice, Kyle is a kid who has wrestled for so long and beat me…

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  • Athletes Paid Too Much Essay

    Athletes are not paid enough Professional athletes donate large amounts of money to charities and sometimes sponsor events for the mentally challenged or kids with disabilities. The average player in professional sports such as (NHL, NFL, MLB, and NBA) makes an average of three million dollars a year. Tiger Woods donates about 85% of his annual salary to charity which is $66,404,000 of his $81,854,000. It is not just Tiger Woods who donates large amounts of money to charity its athletes from…

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  • Team Sports Build Character Analysis

    As Phil Jackson (basketball executive, former coach and player) once said, “Good teams become great ones, when the members trust each other enough to surrender the “me” for the “we”.” This quote proves that when teammates work together as one team, they achieve more than they would working alone, by themselves. Participating in team sports does help to build character. In the article, “Team Sport Build Character” by JuniorC, it shows great examples and reasons of why team sports build up…

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